I long had a suspicion that ASOS Summer S7 gloves, and these DeMarchi gloves were close relatives, perhaps even made by, or sourced from, the same supplier. They look similar, except for the pattern on the padding and some small details. I had some $20 in credits expiring so I decided to jump on these in black.
As with all DeMarchi products, this product oozes understated, minimalistic, and timeless style. My gloves are black on black, with just the white of the logo showing, and some pull tabs. The palm area - where not padded - is made of mesh and airy. The padding itself is not a gel, but feels rather like foam. It's generous @ base of thumb, and very light (lighter than what I'm used to at the balls of fingers). On the bike, it worked surprisingly well. I didn't get the hard gel feeling bits, just a soft cushion on the palm.
The back of the palm is two parts, one part thin spandex (like the Mondo gloves below), the other part is terry pad over the thumb for wiping. This was one feature I'm glad to have back. The Mondo's were all spandex and an emergency wipe just left the back of my hand all wet (and lycra didn't do much wiping). PS - Sweat GUTR works
The wrist opening is cut on a bias so the part of your wrist closes to bars gets light padding. Unobtrusive and nicely done.
Now for the bad: the ring fingers have pull tabs whose stitching itches like hell if you press the inner side of that finger against your shifter if you ever ride "vulcan" split finger. Remaining stitching is seamless and "not there" comfy.
Previously I owned the Louis Garneau Mondo gloves, and the ONLY complaint there is that the wrist velcro can get in the way sometimes. A secure closure requires you to kind of angle to connection. Other than that? Very breathable, very light (lighter in some ways than these), silicone on fingers, easy on easy off (easier a bit than these, but maybe it's because these are new).